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MALE SEAHORSE giving birth. Hippocampus sp. ©Lazaro Ruda. In sea horses, the male become pregnant. The female inserts her oviduct into the male’s brooding pouch to mate. The males are pregnant for several weeks before giving birth to their brood. The birthing male undergoes muscular contortions - a forward and a backward bend - that last for about ten minutes, then in an explosive action the brood leaves the pouch. Males are ready to re-mate within a few hours of giving birth.

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The Idolomantis Diabolica is sometimes known as the "King of all mantids" for the obvious reason: it's beauty, size and rarity, is one of the largest species of praying mantis that mimic flowers. (Photo by: Scott Thompson)

Mantis Shrimp by Solitary and violent with powerful claws which it uses to spear, dismember and kill prey the Mantis shrimp has been known to break aquarium glass with a single blow. It has enormous and astonishing eyes with 16 types of cones for color vision (Humans have three.), is able to see polarized light, has independently moving eye stalks, and trinocular vision and depth perception. via #Mantis_Shrimp…

The Fiery Sea Slug, Flabellina goddardi, discovered in 2008 by Marine Biologist Jeff Goddard. It lays a lacy egg mass that hatch into tiny babies. The egg mass is formed that way so that each baby receives enough oxygen.